Based on a biodegradable polymer, Maan Group developed a biodegradable plug for the agricultural industry. This plug allows plant growers to automate their process efficiently, without affecting the plant's habitat.
The Growcoon enables to supply crops faster, ensure more uniform growth, limit wastage, and make the production process more efficient. All consequences of one and the same fact: the plant's requirements are central with the Growcoon. In addition to the compact bundling of the root ball – the primary function of a shoot and seed plug – the Growcoon creates a 100% natural soil.
In contrast to alternative products, nothing stands in the way of the growth of the root ball. In short, the Growcoon is the ideal product for every grower who also puts the plant front and centre, yet runs an efficient production process.
Unique product properties
The ‘secret’ of the Growcoon is its unique wall. This is made up of a biodegradable web with an open net structure. The net structure not only ensures the binding of the root ball, but also provides a structure, so the plant's roots can continue to grow uninhibited.
What's more, the Growcoon has a unique fit. The Growcoon seals the upper edge of the tray hole to prevent the substrate from drying out. At the same time, a small space is created at the bottom for an oxygen buffer. Thanks to this buffer, the root hairs get all the space they need to develop. The base of the Growcoon makes the plug perfectly suited to automated processes.
Thanks to the smart concept of the base, the Growcoon is easy to press out from underneath. Additional benefit: substrate falling through the base is a thing of the past.